ANDERSON — An Indiana State Police trooper who stopped a truck going 105 mph in central Indiana is credited with giving lifesaving first aid to the passenger, who was bleeding from large open wound in his neck.
State police say Trooper Ron Huff was driving on SR 37 in Madison County on July 4 when a truck went around him and sped past.
When Huff stopped the truck, the driver jumped out and ran to him, yelling that his friend was dying. Huff found a man in his 20s holding a towel to his neck to cover a gash that was about 4 inches wide and bleeding profusely. He called an ambulance and then used gauze treated with a clotting agent and direct pressure to stop the bleeding until emergency help arrived.
The man told state police he had been helping friends renovate the unoccupied Deer Creek School when wall mirror broke, and a chard of glass went into his neck.
THe man was released from a hospital the next day and called Huff ot thank him for his quick actions.